Rei Kawakubo at the Met’s Costume Institute

Deemed as the Oscars of the fashion world, the gala for the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute exhibit is always something to marvel at. There’s always controversial outfits donned by celebrities like Rihanna and Lady Gaga but the actual exhibit is often overlooked by many. This year’s Costume Institute exhibit is on the legendary Rei Kawakubo …

Home Design On My Mind

Lately it seems that I’m obsessing quite a bit with interiors and home design.  While we’re all a little HGTV-obsessed in my household where we critique home layouts like a national sport, I think all the binge-watching has helped refine my vision for what I want in our house.  I’m slowly editing, getting rid of things that no longer …

International Women’s Day

Those times when I feel like crawling underneath a rock and hiding from ugly things around us, I think of these girls, of the strong women who came before me and the courageous women who stand with me to fight through our current battles. I can’t think of a world without women, can you?

On Simple Joys and Self-Care

It’s getting harder every week to come to this space and blog about simple beauty and joy.  What can I say?  We simply don’t live in a time when we can be frivolous and go about our lives as if it were business as usual, oblivious to geo-political developments in the US and the world.  No matter what our political inclinations are, there’s …

Life Lately

I can’t believe that it’s already the third week in January.  Life usually slows down a bit in January and February for us but I don’t think that will be the case in 2017.  Our calendar is already quite full for the next few months with numerous commitments and obligations, many of which we cannot avoid unfortunately. …

Christmas Break Reading

I think I’ll indulge in Maria Semple’s book, Today Will Be Different, during the Christmas holidays.  What’s better than light, relatively mindless reading during the holidays, especially a comic novel from someone who used to write for TV shows like Mad About You and Arrested Development?    The book’s title is pretty much every mother’s mantra as …

Who Runs The World?

I recently saw on the Cool Mom picks blog an article by fellow NJ blogger, Georgettte Gilmore, about a new inspirational book for the next generation of girls.   The book, WOWsdom, features stories and wisdom from many women of different backgrounds that will inspire and motivate today’s teen girls about the opportunities that lie ahead.  Men get …